Living in Kankakee, IL

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Kankakee SnackAbility

3
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
9.5
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
4
Commute
8

Kankakee, IL Crime Report

1,101
Total Crimes
4,229.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
64.67%
Above National Average

Kankakee, IL Cost Of Living

88
Kankakee's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Kankakee, Illinois Info Snack

Kankakee /kækki/ is a city in and the county seat of Kankakee County, Illinois, United States. The city's name is probably derived from the Miami-Illinois word teeyaahkiki, meaning: "Open country/exposed land/land in open/land exposed to view," in reference to the area's prior status as a marsh. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 27,537. Kankakee is a principal city of the Kankakee-Bourbonnais-Bradley Metropolitan Statistical Area
Population
25,884
Unemployment
9.7%
Poverty
30.4%
Median Home
$87,700
Median Income
$36,902
Median Rent
$821

Kankakee, IL Photos

Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Kankakee in Illinois

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Map Of Kankakee, IL

Population over time in Kankakee

Year Population % Change
2017 25,884 -0.6%
2016 26,036 -1.5%
2015 26,424 -1.5%
2014 26,821 -1.2%
2013 27,145 -1.0%
2012 27,412 -0.5%
2011 27,560 -0.6%
2010 27,735 0.5%
2009 27,598 -
Crime/100k Kankakee IL USA
Violent Crime 883.5 404.1 368.9
Murder 15.4 6.9 5.0
Robbery 180.5 111.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 553.2 239.7 246.8
Property Crime 3345.9 1932.8 2199.5
Burglary 549.3 306.7 376.0
Larceny 2619.9 1472.3 1594.6
Car Theft 176.7 153.8 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Kankakee

White
38.9% (10,071)
African American
41.5% (10,730)
American Indian
0.5% (127)
Asian
1.1% (292)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
1.3% (327)
Hispanic
16.8% (4,337)
Race Kankakee IL USA
White 38.9% 61.6% 61.1%
African American 41.5% 14.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.5% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 1.1% 5.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.3% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 16.8% 17.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Kankakee, Illinois

Less than $10,000
16.4% (424,515)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.6% (170,093)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.5% (401,282)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.6% (248,112)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.1% (314,084)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.3% (474,138)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.9% (255,856)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.5% (219,428)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.7% (43,598)
$200,000 or more
1.4% (37,288)
Income Kankakee IL USA
Less than $10,000 16.4% 6.5% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.6% 4.0% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.5% 8.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.6% 8.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.1% 12.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.3% 17.2% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.9% 12.7% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.5% 15.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.7% 6.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.4% 7.6% 7.0%

Gender in Kankakee

Female
51.3% (13,272)
Male
48.7% (12,612)
Gender Kankakee IL USA
Female 51.3% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 48.7% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Kankakee for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
10.0% (2,588)
9-12th Grade
15.0% (3,882)
High School / GED
33.0% (8,541)
Some College
22.0% (5,694)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (1,553)
Bachelor's Degree
8.0% (2,070)
Master's Degree
5.0% (1,294)
Professional Degree
1.0% (258)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Kankakee IL USA
< 9th Grade 10.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 15.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 33.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 22.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 8.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

3 Reviews & Comments About Kankakee

Overall User Rating
4.7
/5

Kalisha Buckhanon

I was born and raised in Kankakee, Illinois. When I was about 15, I was Miss Junior Kankakee of the town. I grew up with my parents and siblings in our nice homes, with dogs, a strong church community and peace of mind. I had a fabulous education in Kankakee Schools, where I was always a top student and leader. I got into the best schools in the world. From there I chose the University of Chicago and eventually transitioned to graduate school at The New School in New York City, where I became a published novelist. I love to come home and stock up on everything that is sooo cheap and economical compared to bigger places: clothes, food, toiletries, etc...The Kankakee County Fair may be the best in the state; I return for it every year and I am so looking forward to it this year! Best, Kalisha


Trill Dan

I live in Kankakee and the schools are not under funded my boy Kankakee junior high is ranked top 3 in boys basketball and we are a good school without any type of bugs


Rosie Graf

Oh come on I live in Kankakee it's not that bad

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